Until a few weeks ago, John Waples was the business editor of the Sunday Times. These days he is a big cheese at FD, the City PR and lobbying firm.
In a profile published this week, Waples tells my colleague of the last time he thought about switching jobs.
Nils Pratley, now The Guardian’s financial editor but then editor of the Sunday Business, had excitedly emailed his staff to tell them he had hired Waples, only to follow it up with another email the next day – after Waples changed his mind:
‘Just to let you know, we’re not hiring John Waples. John Waples is a c***.’
Apparently the two men have now kissed and made up.